Posted On: 1:05 p.m. | September 5, 2013
For Los Angeles’ oldest Jewish congregation, this week’s High Holy Days marked the official unveiling of the long-overdue renovation of their storied Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown and the beginning of an ambitious new mission.
Between 2014 and 2020, plans call for renovating the existing nursery school and adding an elementary school, parking structure and extensive social... View Post»
Posted On: 6:56 p.m. | September 3, 2013
They say, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise. I wake up every morning at 4:30 a.m. and I can’t say if it has made me any wiser, but what I can tell you, is that it makes for some groggy afternoons. View Post»
Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | September 3, 2013
Juggler Nino Frediani, 73, has performed across Europe and Africa, tossing rings, knives and torches with masterful skill. But there's one thing his audiences never knew. He's legally blind.
Read the full story by John M. Glionna "In Las Vegas, the 'world's fastest juggler' shares his big secret." View Post»
Posted On: 6:30 a.m. | August 31, 2013
It’s a three-hour drive from midtown Manhattan to the tip of Long Island, where you’ll find a scene similar to Malibu of the 1960s. Montauk, New York, is a summer destination for many and a winter hideout for others. It might not have the climate of Malibu, but it has the clout. In fact, a few years back Surfer magazine ranked Montauk the 9th best surf town in the U.S., right behind Malibu.... View Post»
Posted On: 7:50 p.m. | August 22, 2013
[Updated: August 29, 2013] A thick blanket of smoke hung Thursday over Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, where a team of fire lookouts was stationed to monitor the Rim fire to make sure it does not flare up next to San Francisco’s water supply. View Post»
Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | August 22, 2013
Photographer Mel Melcon has always had an interest in looking for candid moments that are funny. View Post»
Posted On: 3:54 p.m. | August 7, 2013
Kobe Bryant said he and his doctors have "shattered" the timetable for recovery after his Achilles' surgery.
"The surgical procedure was different ... and because of that the recovery has been different," Bryant said while traveling in Shenzhen, China, according to NBA.com. "The normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles, we’ve shattered that. Three-and-a-half months [and] I can... View Post»
Posted On: 7:30 p.m. | August 5, 2013
The American west is experiencing a devastating drought but no state is more parched than New Mexico. The entire state is officially in drought and scientists, farmers and ranchers are trying to figure out how to cope with this new dry reality. But nowhere is it worse than in New Mexico. In this parched state, the question is no longer how much worse it can get but whether it will ever get... View Post»
Posted On: 11:40 p.m. | August 2, 2013
This year's X Games, which run through Sunday, are expected to attract large crowds to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. But last week, ESPN, which owns the event, announced that the 2014 X Games would move to Austin, Texas, after AEG and ESPN made a joint decision to end the current run in Los Angeles. View Post»
Posted On: 8:21 a.m. | August 2, 2013
By Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times
In our line of work as photojournalists we might witness tragedy, triumph, joy and misery all in the same day. There has been no shortage of this in my 30-plus years in journalism.
We are often in the front row to witness history. I have documented the effect of AIDS in Africa, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the homeless of skid row, the life of... View Post»
Posted On: 2:52 p.m. | July 31, 2013
The gigapixel images by photographer Jeffrey Martin keep getting bigger and bigger. This time it is a 150-gigapixel panorama view from Tokyo Tower. View Post»
Posted On: 9:16 p.m. | July 28, 2013
Today’s assignment: Photograph singer/actress Selena Gomez.
When I read the assignment details, I was glad to see the location was at her home. She would be comfortable in her own surroundings, as compared to a celebrity shoot in a hospitality suite in a hotel. However, because her daily calendar was full, I understood that I would have only 15 minutes of shooting time. View Post»
Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | July 27, 2013
For decades, the historic district north of downtown has declined as booming Chinese enclaves in the San Gabriel Valley monopolized flows of new immigrants and investment. Today, the aging community can sometimes have the feel of a museum, with only a few second- and third-generation locals staying to run their family businesses. After several failed attempts at revitalization over the last... View Post»
Posted On: 9:46 a.m. | July 26, 2013
The 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing is underway in Huntington Beach, a.k.a. Surf City USA. The following is a collection of images capturing spectators, competitors and musicians attending the premier surf event on the West Coast.
Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | July 23, 2013
Ker-plash. We descend through bubbles into an undersea domain wearing air tanks, regulators and fins. Listening to the pneumatic hiss-whoosh of my own breathing, the various species of this marine world begin to appear. Sharks prowl sandy shoals. Bat rays with 4-foot wing spans soar overhead. Schools of fish whirl like glittering tornadoes. A Queensland grouper large enough to swallow me whole... View Post»
Posted On: 10:10 a.m. | July 22, 2013
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operates 40 cable cars. They roll on three lines — Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California Street — that together cover 8.8 miles. They top out at 9.5 mph and board about 19,000 passengers a day. View Post»